YOUR HEALTH. HER MISSION.

Dr. Mendelsohn grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She completed her undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!) and attended Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, where she earned her M.D. She moved to Charlotte, NC to complete her residency in Family Medicine. Upon residency completion, she became Board Certified in Family Medicine and practiced full-time in Charlotte until 2014.

Dr. Jessica Kaiser Mendelsohn

Dr. Mendelsohn’s memberships, awards, and associations include the following:

  • Member, American Academy of Family Physicians

  • American Board of Family Medicine

  • Member, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

  • Among “Top Doctors in Charlotte”, Charlotte Magazine (2012)

  • Raymond Van Wolkenton Award – Student Excellence in Family Medicine (2003)

  • Graduate of McColl School of Business Physician Leadership Institute (2012)

While practicing in Charlotte, Dr. Mendelsohn was very involved in physician leadership, both as medical director of her practice and throughout the hospital system, serving on various committees. She graduated from the McColl School of Business Physician Leadership Institute in 2012 with 30 of her physician colleagues. Also in 2012, she was voted by her peers as one of Charlotte’s “Top Doctors” in the May edition of Charlotte Magazine.

 

After the birth of her first son, Dr. Mendelsohn decided to pursue hospice work with Hospice and Community Care in Rock Hill, SC  while continuing to assist family medicine practices throughout the Charlotte area. Her hospice experience led her to become medical director of an advance care planning initiative, helping doctors and the communities they serve to better understand the importance of discussing future healthcare wishes and goals of care.

 

Dr. Mendelsohn had her second son in 2017. A year later, she started recognizing the need for improved primary care in her community and decided to re-enter the practice of family medicine in a new, independent way.

Dr. Mendelsohn is thrilled to bring direct primary care to Fort Mill. She hopes to recapture the essence of the doctor-patient relationship, which feels like it has deteriorated over the last decade. By emphasizing time with patients and treating the WHOLE PERSON, Dr. Mendelsohn feels that New South Family Medicine will help start a wave of change needed to restore the art of medicine. In addition to opening her primary care practice, she will continue to work with hospice, which has a special place in her heart.

 

Dr. Mendelsohn loves running, yoga, barre, and staying active with her family. You’ll catch her around town indulging in a good glass of wine or ice cream though! 

 

Her first loves are her husband, Dr. David Mendelsohn, who will be joining the practice in October 2022, and her two amazing, beautiful sons, Charlie and Henry.

"New South Family medicine is an amazing addition to our town of Fort Mill, South Carolina. Dr. Mendelsohn puts her patient's needs first and is always so responsive and kind. She is a valued member of our community and has done so much to help support Fort Mill!! You will feel so lucky to have her in your corner!"

“Wonderful practice that puts patient safety and well-being first. Thankful for health professionals like Dr. Mendelsohn, all she does for the community, and the care she gives my family and me"

"It was my only first visit but first visits can make a big impression. Dr. Mendelsohn is absolutely amazing. So caring and actually listens to my issues and problems that I've been dealing with for a long time. Get to the bottom and root of the issues. It's extremely hard finding good doctors. But I am so glad I am at this practice. I promise you will not be disappointed."